Breastfeeding question???

Amanda - posted on 05/12/2016 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My name is Amanda and I'm currently breastfeeding my daughter who is 2 weeks old. My question well more concern is I recently was prescribed oxycodone 5/325 for my c section and as well as Tylenol #3 which is Tylenol/codeine 300/30 for an abscess I have from an infected tooth. And today not realizing it cuz of how much pain I've been in took in total bout 3,000mg of tylenol ...will it effect my daughter with the fact that I'm breastfeeding or is it OK,as long as I don't take that much again? Plz help!!!

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Amanda - posted on 05/31/2016

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I have a question so I'm now bout 5 weeks postpartum and me and my husband were finally able to have sex!! But the only thing is we didn't use any protection but when he came he didn't put it in all the way most of it went down my leg but I did feel a lil bit go inside..(sorry so explicit just would like an honest opinion).. But I immediately went and rinsed out! Do u think that will do anything or would u say since I'm still new to having a baby would I be more fertile than usual cuz before I did get pregnant it took us bout a year to. I'm just kind of freaking out cuz it is to soon to have another baby plus the fact I had a c-section but when Ur in the moment I guess u don't think. But cuz of that I canceled my doc apt the next morning cuz if I told them I had unprotected sex I know they wouldn't put me on birth control ..but with that part since we did it last night (may30) when should I be able to find out If I am pregnant? Sorry for all the questions but if someone can help answer them all I'd appreciate it:)

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2016

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While the narcotic will pass in small amounts into your milk, in AAP has advised that taking 5 mg of the opiate medication showed no ill effect on the baby. It was not until more than 30 mg (6 of your pills) were taken at one dose that the baby showed signs of grogginess. If this medication was prescribed by your OB you can trust his judgement. You can also call the pediatrician and ask his opinion as well. Women who have had surgical deliveries need pain control, and non-narcotic is often not enough. You can pump and dump, for the feeding after the dose if you want, but I gave women doses of way stronger painkillers after delivery and they were fine to nurse.

Amanda - posted on 05/20/2016

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True! I have another question again lol.I'm being prescribed hydrocodone 5/325 with 10pills will it be OK to take while breastfeeding. I remember u saying the oxycodone was fine cuz only a little enters the milk but I just wanted to see if this med will be any diff

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2016

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Maybe try just a pantyliner? Or a super thin pad? You don't have to use the monsters they gave you at the hospital.

Amanda - posted on 05/19/2016

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Yah that's what I figured since I didn't have her vaginally..but it gets frustrating where big ass pads lol especially if I'm not having that much bleeding for me to even wear a pad like that..so that's why I decided to wear a tampon and I made sure I out in the smallest one I could and it hurt a little but going in but when I took it out it felt like it was pulling my insides so then I got nervous!! Esoecialy when sex didn't even hurt as bad as the tampon.

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2016

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You really are not supposed to put anything in your vagina, period. Now since you had a c-section, your vagina doesn't have to heal as it would if you had delivered vaginally. My advice is no, but you could call the office and ask. The biggest risk is infection.

Amanda - posted on 05/18/2016

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I have another question?? Im bout 3 1/2 weeks postpartum from c section and I am still bleeding (well I stopped bleeding at 2 wks until I decided to have sex) but that whole time I wore pads and now I decided to wear a tampon but the smallest one is that OK?? I mean it does hurt but i just hate wearing pads?? Help?

Ruby - posted on 05/17/2016

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Breast milk is best so yes, if that happens again you can always "pump and dump" but I think that it is fine, I am a lactation counselor and we were taught that even if you are on certain Street drugs it is still healthier to breastfeed than use formula. It's controversial I'm sure, but some extra Tylenol will be fine. I'm also a former young mom; my oldest is almost 21 and I'm only 38. Age is just a number, don't let people make you feel less of a mom because you're young, it took me years to understand that all the judgemental bs is just that...bs. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 05/16/2016

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No I never completed highschool i had a rly hard life growing up(not that it makes it an excuse) but I tried getting my GED when my daughter was born passed a couple test but things got hard and I unfortunately wasn't able to keep going:( but thanks for all ur help its nice being able to have someone to talk to lol

Sarah - posted on 05/16/2016

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Well as a school nurse who deal with parenting teens everyday; I commend your efforts to breastfeed and to be proactive the raising of your kids. I hope you finished HS or got your GED. Do you aspire to go to college? It may take 10 years, but so what? You will only be 32 then, so young. So much potential. Meanwhile you love on those babies.

Amanda - posted on 05/16/2016

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Yah I got pregnant at 16,then 19, and of course 22 with my last. I know when u was pregnant everyone would ask me how old I was cuz I looked so young and then realized this wasn't my 1st but 3rd was shicked . but thgh I was young and probably should of waited till I was more mature and older I don't regret anything. I wish I would of made more better decisions but that's bout it!

Sarah - posted on 05/16/2016

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Your 22 with a 6 year old? I am glad you are still alive! Having my first at 26 was still so hard and stressful. I had all four within 7 years and it was hard but you just do what you have to do. You get busier, but they get easier to care for and more interesting too

Amanda - posted on 05/16/2016

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I bet yah it def is a lot harder once they start school..and I'm still young myself(only 22) juggling it all!! But I have more support from my youngests dad (my other 2 have different dad) so that helps out a lot! You got any advice I should look forward to lol

Sarah - posted on 05/16/2016

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You just do; I hate to say the older they get the busier they get. The hardest was juggling activities around the junior high age.

Amanda - posted on 05/16/2016

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Oh wow!! Yah I got 3 myself..5yr(bout to be 6) girl,3yr boy,and my newest girl who is 3wks. How do u do it though?

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2016

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Yes the baby will be fine. The amount of Tylenol that passes into the milk in very small:
"Acetaminophen (Tylenol and other brands) is the safest medication for relieving pain and fever, since only a tiny amount enters the breastmilk. Ibuprofen is also considered safe. Narcotic analgesics (codeine, Demerol, and morphine) are safe to take while breastfeeding, yet they should be used with caution"
While 3GM of tylenol is a large dose, it probably did not harm your liver but it can.

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